Samsons Son is the highest rated on official figures but has been beaten out of sight this year so no surprise to see him dropping down to this level. However, UNDERWRITTEN makes more appeal as Donald McCain's charge has been placed on his last two starts on the Flat and acts on the ground. Course regular Eijaaz is always feared in this grade and won this race in 2010. He also had Trcksofthetrade well behind when winning here during the summer while Arley Hall can also be given a chance in this company as he looks a shade high in the weights in handicaps at present.
Bright Applause 16-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 14l behind Dancing Primo (8-10) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Nant Saeson (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Diamond Belle (8-12) at Redcar 7f mdn stks 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
City Ground (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Behind, struggling 6f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 33l behind Zenarinda (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) sft.
King Fingal (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inside, headway 3f out, outpaced 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 11l behind First Mohican (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Politbureau 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 4th of 13, 14l behind Zenarinda (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) sft.
Samsons Son 25-1 (9-10) Dwelt always behind, last of 12, well behind Enery (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Tricksofthetrade (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 18l behind Noble Alan (9-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Eijaaz (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden in 5th over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 12l behind Artisan (9-1) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Underwritten 7-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind She's A Character (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f clm stks (6) hvy in Sep.
Arley Hall 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Bold Cuffs (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Phase Shift 11-2 (9-6) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, some late headway, never on terms, 8th of 11, 8l behind Azrag (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.